Composite fillings- what to expect

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry |

Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential for preventing cavities from forming. However, despite a patient’s best efforts, sometimes decay will form. Once decay has formed, it is necessary to treat the cavity before it worsens. If left untreated, the decay will eventually cause extensive damage to the tooth, and potentially cause the root to be infected. The good news is that if the cavity is caught early, your dentist can...

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Dental restorations for missing teeth | Bridges, dental implants and dentures in Richmond

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry |

If you are missing one or more teeth, it can affect your smile in more than an aesthetic way. The remaining healthy teeth can shift out of place in the absence of the lost tooth/ teeth. The jaw can permanently shrink. Fortunately, there are many treatment options available to replace lost teeth. If only one tooth is missing, your dentist will likely suggest a dental implant. A dental implant consists of a tiny titanium screw which is anchored...

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Teeth Whitening Options

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry |

Most of us are aware that habits such as drinking coffee, tea, smoking and indulging in red wine can cause staining. What many people might not know is that even ‘healthy’ alternatives such as fruit and vegetables and juices can have a staining effect as well. These foods and drinks contain naturally occurring acids and sugars, which can wear away at the enamel and cause teeth to take on a yellowy tone. Neglecting to brush and floss from time...

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